Rise and Shine…The Week in Review

White House Correspondents Dinner


FLOTUS Speaks at Forum on Military Credentialing and Licencing


President speaks at the 150th Anniversary of National Academy of Sciences



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President Obama Nominates Anthony Foxx as Secretary of Transportation


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White House honors Champions of Change: Hurricane Sandy Volunteers


WH Press Conference





White House Press Core diversity on display




Joining Forces to Provide Jobs for Military Families


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President Obama Nominates new FCC Commissioner and Fannie/Freddie Administrator





President Obama announces Commerce and USTR Cabinet positions


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President departing for trip to Mexico and  Costa Rica

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Arriving in Mexico City for meeting w/ President  Enrique Peña Nieto


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Mexico Obama Protest

Arriving for a Bi-lateral Press Conference




State Dinner in honor of President Obama


VP Biden and SOS Kerry deliver remarks at American Foreign Service Association Memorial Plaque Unveiling.


Ceremony adds 8 names to Wall of Honor: Video/Full Remarks


President Obama delivers speech to students at the Anthropology Museum






President Obama Departing Mexico


President Obama arrives in Costa Rica





Welcoming Ceremony with President Laura Chinchilla 




At nearly 89 years, renowned photographer Rica, Coto Francisco, prepares to photograph President Obama at the press conference  in Costa Rica. Don Francisco 50 years ago was the author of the iconic image of President J. F. Kennedy entering the National Theatre







Working Dinner w/ Latin American Leaders



 Remarks by the President at a Working Dinner with SICA Leaders



President Obama attends the Central America Forum on Sustainable Economic Development


Fact Sheet: United States Support for Central American Citizen Security


Fact Sheet: United States Support for Economic Growth and Development in Central America


 Remarks by President Obama at a meeting with business leaders in Costa Rica


Departing Costa Rica




Home Sweet Home




President Obama delivers the Commencement Address At Ohio St. University 12:35 PM  WH stream



Monday: Meetings at the White House

Tuesday: President will welcome President Park Geun-hye of the Republic of Korea to the White House … as we celebrate the 60th anniversary of the U.S.-ROK alliance this year.

Wednesday: Meetings at the White House

Thursday: President will travel to Austin, Texas for events on the economy.

Friday: Meetings at the White House

Saturday: President and the Vice President will honor the 2013 National Association of Police Organizations (NAPO) TOP COPS award winners at the White House.


Good Sunday Morning TOD! Hope everyone is still enjoying the weekend…LovelyPlains

127 Responses to “Rise and Shine…The Week in Review”

  1. 1 99ts
    May 5, 2013 at 7:43 am

    Good morning :)

  2. 4 andogriff
    May 5, 2013 at 7:44 am

    Wow! Great week in pictures, LP, thanks so much!

  3. 5 andogriff
    May 5, 2013 at 7:44 am

    Congrats on first 99ts!

    • 6 99ts
      May 5, 2013 at 7:47 am

      ty so much – I just dropped in before going to bed (upside down world) & saw “leave a message” – couldn’t resist – you were very close behind :)

  4. 7 andogriff
    May 5, 2013 at 7:45 am

    Must go back and check out the videos now…..

  5. 8 99ts
    May 5, 2013 at 7:49 am

    TY for all the images/videos LP – I hadn’t noticed those matching ties before – wonderful photo with Anthony Foxx – they both have such delightful smiles.

    • 9 andogriff
      May 5, 2013 at 7:53 am

      99, saw on the last thread that you still are feeling nasty with a throat/nose virus, hope you are feeling better today! I mainline vitamin C, zinc and calcium when it happens to me, sometimes cuts these things short. Good luck!

      • 10 99ts
        May 5, 2013 at 8:18 am

        ty for the thoughts – after 3 weeks the doc decided I might need some antibiotics (they seem to hate to use them in current times) & after another 4 days they might be helping. Always seems to be the change of season – sigh.

    • 11 globalcitizenlinda
      May 5, 2013 at 8:16 am

      had not seen the matching ties either until these photos

  6. May 5, 2013 at 7:54 am

    GM TOD! Congrats 99 of first and andogriff a close second…

  7. May 5, 2013 at 7:59 am

    Although the NRA and select loonies are out there…room for optimism. Remember PBO said this is only round 1.

    • 14 globalcitizenlinda
      May 5, 2013 at 8:28 am

      I like the idea of turning guns into farm equipment

      • May 5, 2013 at 1:16 pm

        That is and old saying, maybe from WWII, that we should now turn our guns to plows. Actually I think it’s older. Maybe Civil War. Sounds like something Lincoln would say.

      • May 5, 2013 at 1:19 pm

        Isaha 2:4
        He will judge between the nations and will settle disputes for many peoples. They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks. Nation will not take up sword against nation, nor will they train for war anymore.
        It is very old. ;)

    • May 5, 2013 at 1:12 pm

      Great Rise and shine LP. I hope you are working on your finals!

  8. 18 hgerhard
    May 5, 2013 at 8:08 am

    Good morning – I haven’t worked my way through all the videos and interesting contributions as yet. That will be my afternoon pleasure.
    I’m adding an article from a different perspective. It’s worth a look. Have a great Sunday!


  9. 19 Cathy from MN
    May 5, 2013 at 8:08 am

    Wow; what a series – great pictures and so much activity. I have no idea how he is ‘on’ all the time.; I’m tired just looking at the pics. I love how kids react to the President. It always makes me feel great. We are so fortunate to have this intelligent, diplomatic and genuinely good individual leading this country.

  10. May 5, 2013 at 8:09 am
    • 21 globalcitizenlinda
      May 5, 2013 at 10:57 am

      listened to this report on NPR – marginalization of people enhanced by perceived stigma & pride of some

  11. 22 99ts
    May 5, 2013 at 8:21 am

    gnite all – early bed this evening – don’t watch any Sunday shows :) :)

  12. 23 dotster3
    May 5, 2013 at 8:27 am

    Wanna see purty little birdies? Beauteous migratory bird photos—-check out our bird friends here:

  13. 24 utaustinliberal
    May 5, 2013 at 8:30 am

    Heads Up: CBS This Morning will feature First Lady Michelle Obama.

  14. 28 Jovie
    May 5, 2013 at 8:47 am

    Hear that drum beat from the Press? They want this President to go to War or else !
    Neo Con mentality and everything is politics in DC. :(

  15. 30 Jovie
    May 5, 2013 at 8:49 am

    Nia Malika Hendrrson believes that the Obama coalition will not show up in the midterm.

    • 31 carolyn
      May 5, 2013 at 8:54 am

      I can never figure out why she is supposed to be an expert on anything! She just talks off the top of her head. Who and what is she???

      • 32 Jovie
        May 5, 2013 at 8:56 am

        She is a Beltway reporter who can be fed talking points, plays the game.

        • 33 dotster3
          May 5, 2013 at 9:07 am

          But she never says anything—–maybe this, maybe that, a little of this, a little of that, maybe yes, maybe no. Walking a too careful, delicate, middle line, not straying an inch, not committing to anything. I can never figure out why she is ever asked any question. She never gives any answer.

      • May 5, 2013 at 9:05 am

        Since PBO got elected, apparently anyone can be an expert – as long as they’re willing to assist the MSM in the “Obama is doomed” narrative.

        • 36 Jovie
          May 5, 2013 at 9:10 am

          And we want war narrative.
          If not its obama fault.

        • 37 africa
          May 5, 2013 at 9:13 am

          Bingo, Hope.

          Everyone is an expert on any and everything. We heard this story before. All of PBO base was abandoning him and the economy was going to doom him. After the first debate with Mittens, he was finished. These village idiots like the sound of their own voices, little do they know it is all a screech.

    • 38 africa
      May 5, 2013 at 9:09 am

      Everyone is an expert. Just like the economy was going to doom PBO. She blocked me on twitter after I criticized her a couple of times during the election. Hmmmm, like I care.

    • 39 jackiegrumbacher
      May 5, 2013 at 9:42 am

      Jovie, this is what the GOP hopes and prays will be so, just like they hoped the coalition wouldn’t show up again in 2012. But if they wanted to keep the vote down in 2014, they shouldn’t have fought for so many incompetent GOP governors in 2010. By showing the GOP up close and personal in the state governments, they created a national “stink” that has covered a lot of states in a disgusting “Eau de GOP.” Turnout will be higher than usual in many states out of utter revulsion for the lowlifes the Repubs inflicted on us. It’s true that not a lot of people pay attention to what’s happening in Congress, but they are sick to death of their lousy governors and they want them GONE!!!!!

    • 41 anniebella
      May 5, 2013 at 9:50 am

      If I’m not mistaken these two bit journalists and pundits like Malika Henderson didn’t think we would show up for POTUS in 2012.

    • 42 prettyfoot58
      May 5, 2013 at 10:48 am

      That is what the Press said in 2012..we did not listen to them then…we will not listen to them now…however we have to be the change we seek….

  16. 43 Jovie
    May 5, 2013 at 8:55 am

    Mass. Gov. Deval Patrick speaks at an MIT Energy Initiative event held Thursday in Kresge Auditorium. Photo: Dominick Reuter
    “Five years ago,” MIT President L. Rafael Reif said in introducing Patrick, the governor “delivered an inspiring challenge: He argued that the commonwealth could improve its environment and its economy by leading the way in energy efficiency and clean-energy innovation.”

    In the ensuing years, Reif said, Patrick delivered on that promise: “Today, thanks to his leadership, Massachusetts ranks first in the nation in state-level energy efficiency.”

    In addition, Reif said, “Harmful pollution and emissions are both declining, and clean-energy jobs are on the rise. Massachusetts has proven by example that we can have a strong economy and a healthy environment.”

    Patrick said that five years ago, “We in Massachusetts took a fresh look at our energy future.” He noted that “with no oil, coal or natural gas of our own, we are at the end of the pipeline and are subject to the whims of a global energy market.”


    The reason Deval is able to do stuff, his legislature is very pro democratic.
    Hence , I think he is the best governor in the country

  17. 44 dotster3
    May 5, 2013 at 9:03 am

    First Lady (and Bo) on CBS Sunday Morning!

    • 45 Spiderwort60
      May 5, 2013 at 9:11 am

      Yes dotster3, I just saw that also! Love the garden talk! Happy Sunday everyone, have a good day!

  18. 46 a4alice
    May 5, 2013 at 9:08 am

    Hey LovelyPlains MONSTER post! Wow – thanks! :D

  19. 47 Jovie
    May 5, 2013 at 9:08 am

    Sunday shows- we want war obama please give us war.
    Obama- NO
    Sunday shows- weak and feckless hate you
    Obama- no war, you can suck it. :)

    • 48 dotster3
      May 5, 2013 at 9:12 am

      Saw David Gregory’s preview of MTP—–he is going to ask if PBO is making us less safe! He said the president was getting kudos for getting bin Laden—-imagine!—–but now!—-with the attack in Boston—al Quaida spread out everywhere—-is the president really making us safe—–or less safe. That is the question! And that is the new and additional Obama bashing theme for today. There is no end to it, no subject is safe from Obama bashing. I am weary.

      • 49 Jovie
        May 5, 2013 at 9:15 am

        It’s incredible- I am telling you the president didn’t go to war and instead Israel did it first. The Beltway press is knee deep in Israeli lobbying.
        It’s the Beltway I am weary of.

      • 50 jackiegrumbacher
        May 5, 2013 at 9:43 am

        Dotster, I wonder if you added all the Sunday talk show viewers together if it would add up to even half of a decent sized city. They just don’t have that wide a reach.

        • 51 dotster3
          May 5, 2013 at 10:18 am

          I don’t watch any of those shows any more. And I agree most other people aren’t watching either. And my neighbors—-they aren’t watching either—–all out walking their dogs or on a family bike ride on a nice morning. Only like CBS Sunday Morning—-only thing worth watching.

  20. 52 africa
    May 5, 2013 at 9:11 am

    Thanks LovelyPlains for a super duper excellent post. :) :)

  21. 53 Jovie
    May 5, 2013 at 9:12 am

    Mary Maitland looks like she just got out of bed.

  22. 60 Jovie
    May 5, 2013 at 9:30 am

    The extension of a key federal subsidy late last year has helped revive interest in developing new wind energy projects in North Dakota, based on documents filed with state regulators.

    So far, five companies have filed letters of intent with the state’s Public Service Commission, outlining proposals to start construction this year on wind farms that would add 686 megawatts of wind power capacity, said Commissioner Brian Kalk last week.

    That would be a 41 percent increase of the state’s wind energy capacity.

    Although letters of intent are far from certain signs that projects will be completed, the five proposals would amount to about $1 billion worth of construction if they are completed, Kalk said.


  23. 61 Jovie
    May 5, 2013 at 9:35 am

    What an awesome tweet


  24. 62 jackiegrumbacher
    May 5, 2013 at 9:35 am

    I mentioned this on a previous thread, but I’m going to say it again because this glorious Week in Review brings it all home. As Bob has made clear, the Israeli attack was highly coordinated and did not take place without the full knowledge of PBO and other allies. That means that throughout this week, while he was making jokes at the WHCD, holding a WH press conference with juveniles, preparing for a complex trip to Mexico and Costa Rica (not to mention a host of other problems and appointments), PBO was concerned about the Israeli attack and its probable consequences. Unlike the raid on Bin Laden, this was not something that could happen and he could then triumphantly announce. In fact, he had to feign detachment so as not to rush his hand on US intervention. Meanwhile our junior league media was complaining that the president lacked juice. Juice equals macho braggadocio, weapon brandishing and Big Man poses. What PBO was doing in showing personal restraint and calm, while monitoring the highly volatile and dangerous situation in the ME isn’t just “juice,” it’s buckets and geysers of it. It takes an EXTRAORDINARY strength to keep silent while you control gigantic events back stage. Mitt Romney, the execrable McCain, and others like them would be strutting with pride about how cagey they were and how the US was now going to show the world who’s boss. And that would guarantee a wholesale conflagration AND the massive loss of life. To anyone with two working brain cells and even an ounce of non GOP-poisoned perspective, there is one truly fearless leader in this world–and his name is President Barack Obama.

    • 63 a4alice
      May 5, 2013 at 9:41 am

      well said Jackie! Spot on!

    • 64 hopefruit2
      May 5, 2013 at 9:52 am

      Excellent comment Jackie! I was thinking about MHP yesterday who was smugly psychobabbling about how PBO looked “tired” “depressed” etc. This woman and her silly panel just advertised how clueless they are about what the job of a President really entails. Just looking at this “Week in Review” thread, if people like MHP had to do 25% in one month of what PBO does in one week, they would not even have the energy to get out of bed, let alone spew garbage about who looks tired etc.

    • 65 dotster3
      May 5, 2013 at 10:25 am


    • 66 prettyfoot58
      May 5, 2013 at 11:09 am


      but what do the American People think about all this….

      I know…we do NOT want to go into another WAR….no matter what the saber rattlers say…namely the GOP War Machine and their allies in the MSM…

    • May 5, 2013 at 1:05 pm

      Exceptionally well stated Jackie!!!


      Yes We Can

  25. May 5, 2013 at 9:41 am

    Utterly bizarre:

    Five women died and four were injured when a stretch limo caught fire on a major bridge in the San Francisco area on Saturday night.

    Only the male driver escaped unhurt during the incident on the San Mateo bridge, 20 miles (32km) south-east of the city, a US police spokesman said.

    The victims, said to be in their 30s, were trapped as fire engulfed the back of the car, which had stopped.


    • 69 cookemom
      May 5, 2013 at 10:32 am

      Oh my, how sad. I wonder what they were doing in the back seat. Something flammable, like nail polish, alcohol, or something, even some material that those fancy dresses are made of are highly flammable. That is they have very low ignite point and once ignited they just go quickly or melt on the skin. That’s horrible, probably a girl’s night out or something.

    • 70 MightyPamela
      May 5, 2013 at 11:07 am

      Oh, no… This is so terrible. How incredibly awful…. http://www.gratefulness.org/candles/candles.cfm?l=eng&gi=PBO

  26. 71 JER
    May 5, 2013 at 9:43 am

    | Live Now | Awaiting President Obama’s departure for Ohio: http://www.cbsnews.com/liveFeed/widget.shtml

  27. May 5, 2013 at 9:59 am

    Hidee O’s! What a great getting up day again ’round the old TOD homestead! I just saw FLOTUS’ interview on CBS Sunday Morning show. That has to be the getting up program on TV. I always enjoy it.

    I see we’re at the ‘who done PBO wrong’ portion of our Sunday show coverages. I find that so depressing, when we all know where the MSM stands. To bring it here just seems counterproductive to me. It’s preaching to the choir and a real let down. I’d much rather share the good news, in whatever form, and where ever it’s found.

    I’m watching “Up With Steve” and I heard the same thing as everyone else who actually watched it. My interpretation of what Maleka said was very different. She was commenting on the low turn out of young Dems during the mid-terms. She talked about a chart that Steve put up that showed that 52% of young folks voted in ’08, only 25% in 2010, but back up to 50% in 2012. When she remarked that Dem’s challenge was to get young folks out to vote in the midterms, she was clearly being truthful and not controversial. If we are going to bring what folks are saying here, please don’t parse it to fit a narrative. Tell it in full so those who didn’t see it can make informed opinions. For those who didn’t see what a person was portrayed to have said, then jumping on a bandwagon and perpetuating a bias just ain’t cool.

    Oh well, it’s time for Melissa Harris Perry and the rest of the Sunday morning line-up. I guess I should gird my loins.

    I’m ducking now, but if you’re going to throw shoes at me, please use your slippers, they don’t leave marks.

  28. 73 anniebella
    May 5, 2013 at 10:06 am

    I missed FLOTUS on CBS Sunday Morning.

  29. May 5, 2013 at 10:09 am
  30. 79 africa
    May 5, 2013 at 10:09 am

    Two-faced dems like Carville make me sick. Hear he’s out there praising Ted Cruz. Call me cynical, but I don’t like that guy.

    • 80 cookemom
      May 5, 2013 at 10:19 am

      I think the Dems should talk up Cruz as much as possible. He’s the TNOP newest great hope and they love him. I think we should want him to get the nod. He’s so extreme, mean, hateful, and just what the Tealiban wants in a candidate. The more he’s out in front, the better for us, especially in 2014. I want every Pub running for office have to defend him. Remember it’s the GOTV that will win us 2014, but next to that, are the Independents and Undecideds associating the Pubs with the likes of Cruz.

      • 81 Gazelle62
        May 5, 2013 at 10:24 am

        Excellent perspective!

      • 82 vcprezofan2
        May 5, 2013 at 12:13 pm

        Hey, CookeM, been wondering where you were when I was ready to (reno) share! How’s your reno going? Are YOU all done? I’m still trudging along but had a little ‘victory’ on Friday which I thought you’d appreciate. My dining room hardwood was finally all laid and I was soooo encouraged I actually went looking for my camera to take a pic to share. Took a while to find the camera since I hadn’t used it since the Inauguration but you will notice I was so eager that I didn’t even pause long enough to dust off the table leg or really clean up the rest of the room. ;) ;) Anyhoo ( trying your language here), I am limping along dreaming of one day fully reclaiming my space again (I’m almost beginning to feel the carpenter lives here.) Kitchen counter is to be laid this coming Thursday, and I plan to nudge the carpenter :roll: along to redo the cupboards before then.

        • 83 cookemom
          May 5, 2013 at 1:37 pm

          Hey there VC! What beautiful floors!!! I just wrote you a very looooong response and WP saw fit to send it to cybernowhere. Anyway, let me try this again. Maybe that was WP’s way of telling me to keep it short and sweet.

          First, I had to postpone all kitchen work due to the floods that made their way to my neck of the woods. Had two sump pumps going for 48 hours to no avail. Luckily I didn’t have quite the damage as last time (lessons learned). I did send out an SOS to you on that drainage system you were considering. I think you’d been called to work during that time. I did mange to find someone to put in what sounds similar to what you described. Only thing is, he’s so busy that it’ll be next flood season before he can get to me.

          Anyway, here’s my update. The new appliances have been delivered. The fridge and over-the-top micro are humming right along in my living room where they share floor space with the ceramic tiles that will eventually come to their final resting place on the kitchen/den/powder room floors. The new stove is working fine in my dining room, since the gas connecting cord can actually reach around the door. The kitchen cabinets and powder room toilet and sink have been sent from the manufacturer and await delivery instructions at the local store. I can’t have them delivered until I get the tile in. I haven’t even ordered the countertop or kitchen sink yet, but I know what I want. The last conversation with the carpenter and plumber was when I told them that I wouldn’t be ready on April 10th as I’d planned. They’re on standby (I hope).

          Remember the ceramic tile was my do-it-yourself project. I’ve managed to get the underlayment down, but alas, that’s when I had to stop to quell the ever rising flood waters. Now, I’m ready to get the tile down after numerous trips to the hardware store, unforeseen purchases, and many set backs. I won’t even put an end date on this project because I suffer greatly from Spring fever. I’d much rather be working outside. I purchased 50 or so bags of red cedar mulch last fall to put down this spring. I have the deck to power clean and waterproof. I also have to get my flowers and veggies in. I hope I can stay focused on the inside jobs, but I sirens of the tulips and irises are a mighty strong call.

          The grandkids will be spending the summer with me and due to arrive in a few weeks. That’s my incentive to get this done, cause once they get here, all bets are off! You will find me at the local park, the movies, out on pajama rides, and just chillin’

        • May 5, 2013 at 6:18 pm

          The floor looks fabulous, VC – definitely worth all the headaches! Congratulations.

          • 85 vcprezofan2
            May 7, 2013 at 10:40 pm

            Thanks, T! I’m sure you can imagine they make SUCH a difference – :grin: ! I am eager to see the finished overall product, but I’ve come to accept that’s a long way away. Today’s progress was in STARTing the re-stain of the kitchen cabinets.

  31. May 5, 2013 at 10:25 am
    • 87 hopefruit2
      May 5, 2013 at 10:32 am

      That’s my President! Can’t wait to hear him speak :)

    • 91 africa
      May 5, 2013 at 10:37 am

      Hardest working prez I know. Worker bee!!

      • 92 anniebella
        May 5, 2013 at 10:50 am

        I want him to take care of his self. Get some good rest sometimes. Congress was on vacation all last week. It’s sad that the POTUS can’t play golf in peace, he and his family can’t go on a vacation in peace. He doesn’t have to try to do everything. Now what time is the graduation?

        • 93 anniebella
          May 5, 2013 at 10:52 am

          We know it’s a stressful job.

          • 94 carolyn
            May 5, 2013 at 11:12 am

            I don’t have the reference, but I read in an interview with him, that on the campaign trail he learned to sleep wherever and whenever there was an opportunity. He learned how to put his mind in neutral and get refreshing sleep. Given his great self discipline, I’m not surprised that he was able to do this. I believe he sleeps with a clear conscience, and therefore his sleep restores.

  32. 95 Jovie
    May 5, 2013 at 10:26 am
  33. 96 hopefruit2
    May 5, 2013 at 10:42 am

    Will the WH be celebrating Cinco de Mayo tomorrow Monday instead of Today?

    • May 5, 2013 at 10:44 am

      I didn’t see any mention of it in the schedule for the week ahead, but it often doesn’t include everything so there might be a reception in the next day or two.

    • 99 MightyPamela
      May 5, 2013 at 11:11 am

      I thought it had been cancelled due to sequester… Didn’t I see that here somewhere lately?

      • 100 hopefruit2
        May 5, 2013 at 11:12 am

        Hmmm….now that you mentioned it – may very well be possibility. I heard that the July 4 National Mall event was going to be cancelled due to the sequester.

        • 101 MightyPamela
          May 5, 2013 at 11:19 am

          Yes, HF, it was in that mention I remember reading it…. Someone else asked if it might extend to the Christmas tree lighting…. Maybe it was mid-week.

  34. 103 Jovie
    May 5, 2013 at 10:58 am
  35. 104 Jovie
    May 5, 2013 at 11:05 am

    David’s Sanger and Gregory keep erasing my tweets that I send them.
    I can’t win, I tells ya! :(

  36. 105 Jovie
    May 5, 2013 at 11:09 am

    Which republicans want to cut ?

  37. 106 JER
    May 5, 2013 at 11:11 am

    Live Now – President Obama arriving in Ohio: http://www.10tv.com/content/sections/video/breaking.html

  38. 109 hopefruit2
    May 5, 2013 at 11:13 am

    LMAO! So funny, yet so true.

  39. 112 MightyPamela
    May 5, 2013 at 11:16 am

    Okay, have read through at least R&S, lovely to see everyone and see the best newsy bits! Weaning off splint, only wearing it to go up and down steps and out into the garden. The crows have been nest robbing: I keep finding the skulls of tiny baby birds in the baths, well, 2 so far yesterday; it is kind of shocking and sad, have to remind myself it is a part of nature…. Gross tho. Haven’t been out there yet today, but I can hear the crows yakking it up… I’m sure there is nothing at all I can do, just clean up the mess and bury the carnage – but the flies would rather I leave it for them to clean up. Not very political, my news, eh? Will be in and out…. Am reorienting to mobility, it can be very tiring…. Hugs all around. :)

  40. 113 globalcitizenlinda
    May 5, 2013 at 11:23 am

    Its a privilege to have PBO speak at The Ohio State University Commencement in a few minutes! Thanks POTUS! Congratulations to the graduates! Thank you families and friends for supporting the graduates.

    Weather is really good. Excitement abounds. Go Buckeyes! Go Bucks! O-H-I-O is for Obama!!!

  41. 114 prettyfoot58
    May 5, 2013 at 11:24 am
  42. May 5, 2013 at 11:27 am

    Thanks LP for a wonderful Sunday morning roundup. Because you did such a great job, I was able to give the morning shows a complete miss.

  43. 117 forus50
    May 5, 2013 at 11:32 am
  44. May 5, 2013 at 11:35 am

    Will post a heads up soon for the commencement speech, streaming due to start at 12:0

  45. 119 jacquelineoboomer
    May 5, 2013 at 11:37 am

    Good Sunday morning and Happy Birthday to my dear friend, loyal Obama supporter, CanadaBarb!

  46. 124 africa
    May 5, 2013 at 11:37 am
  47. 126 HZ
    May 5, 2013 at 11:49 am

    Good Morning Chips and my TOD Family. Thanks for a lovely Sunday morning wake up, LP.

    Our President does all of this for us. He goes to bed thinking about us. He wakes up thinking about us. And then there is his other rock, our beautiful First Lady and our beautiful First Daughters right there surrounding him. His beautiful sisters, Maya and Auma also gives his so much love and support.

    POB has millions of spiritual beautiful core men and women who pray for him daily. I mean really dedicated “Prayer Warriors.” And you know what else keeps POB going? TODers and our beloved Chips. No, I do not have to kiss up to anyone because I know the truth. This beautiful Family here keeps him going with love, support, hardwork on his agenda, and staying focused on what is before him and us so that we will succeed for the good of the American people and the people of the world.

    He thrives on positive, brilliant minds who give their support daily to the causes that will make us a better nation and world. He loves people!! He loves the fact that he has been given a great blessing, and he gives thanks each moment as he moves amongst us. Whether it is travelling across the ocean, going to another town, city, state to comfort another family or families; or speaking to a group of young people who are now ready to embark on the hope, the dreams, and the beautiful/fair and just life that every young person should be able to enjoy just like he and our beautiful First Lady now enjoys because of their hard work in wonderful schools.

    He is our “beautiful energy bunny” as we lovingly calls him; but most of all he is our President who loves his country and wants to make it a living beautiful and vibrant place for huge opportunities for all of us.

    We thank you, Mr. President, and we will all give out a shout of admiration, light a candles of thanksgiving; say a fervent prayer, and speak positive and goodness of words for you. Have a beautiful Sunday, Mr. President, and we are keeping your back for sure. HZ

  48. 127 vcprezofan2
    May 5, 2013 at 11:58 am

    Morning, TODobots! May your Sunday be blessed, regardless of what is happening around you, and may blessings also fall on our brothers and sisters in difficult circumstances around the world.

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